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April 9, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Gonzaga University sues Spokane ‘Date Grape’ bar

SPOKANE (AP) — Gonzaga University is suing the owner of a downtown Spokane bar that drew negative attention when it advertised a drink called “Date Grape Koolaid.” In the suit filed Tuesday against Pendleton Enterprises, the university wants the bar to stop using any Gonzaga logos or trademarks. According to The Sp0kesman Review,  the…

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March 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Newspaper sued over rental ad prohibiting children

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon state labor agency has sued a weekly Junction City newspaper over a rental ad that prohibited families with children. The lawsuit filed against The Tribune News is seeking $59,500 in damages, The Register-Guard reported. The ad, which ran once each in 2010 and 2011, offered a three-bedroom apartment above…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: children, discrimination, funeral home

February 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Ann Rule lawsuit against Seattle Weekly tossed

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A judge has thrown out true-crime author Ann Rule’s defamation lawsuit against  Seattle Weekly. Rule sued the weekly newspaper and freelance author Rick Swart over a 2011 piece accusing her of “sloppy storytelling” and criticizing her book about an Oregon woman who killed her husband. Rule said the story damaged her reputation,…

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February 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Hospitals sue state over new rules on mergers and affiliations

The Washington State Hospital Association, representing 98 hospitals around the state, has sued the state over new rules that add state scrutiny of hospital affiliations and mergers to a law that previously allowed the state to review only hospital “sales, purchase or lease” arrangements. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court, asks the court to invalidate…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Certificate of Need, end-of-life care, hospitals

February 6, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Pierce County to pay $225K to police-dog bite victim

Pierce County will pay a Tacoma man $225,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit arising from a May 2011 attack by a police dog while he was out for an early-morning walk. Chad Boyles reached the settlement with Pierce County, even though the injuries were inflicted by a Lakewood Police Department dog. The dog, K-9 Officer Astor, and…

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January 17, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Man sues Longview care home over wife’s hypothermia death

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A man who is suing a Washington state dementia-care home over the freezing death of his wife has asked the court to expedite testimony. Donald Sheldon turns 90 next month and says he may not live to see the trial. He and Norma Sheldon were married for 69 years. He says…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accidental death, Department of Social and Health Services, lawsuit

January 15, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Potholes: woman seeks $550K from NE Ore. city

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton, Ore., woman who says she sprained a wrist, an ankle and fell unconscious after tripping on potholes and asphalt piles in a city parking lot wants the city to pay her more than $550,000. The East Oregonian reports that Lezlie Perkins says she was walking “carefully and prudently” when her…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: lawsuit, Oregon, Pendleton

December 26, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Spokane plasma donor sues over false hepatitis, HIV lab report

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A Washington state woman is suing a company with a clinic in northern Idaho after she says its technicians falsely diagnosed her with hepatitis and HIV in April. Melissa Bloom of Spokane sued Pennsylvania-based BioLife Plasma Services, with a clinic in Hayden, Idaho, in 1st District Court, the Spokesman-Review reported Thursday. Bloom…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: false-positive, HIV, lawsuit

November 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

DSHS accused of ‘negligence, carelessness’ in child-abuse lawsuit

Two Thurston County girls Tuesday sued the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), claiming the agency mishandled complaints that their mother was abusing them. The mother, Theresa Ann Hutton, was convicted in 2009 of second-degree criminal mistreatment after a court found she withheld the “basic necessities of life” from one of the girls, who was forced to…

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October 23, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Clark County to borrow $10M to settle wrongful-conviction case

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County will borrow $10 million to pay a settlement to two men who spent 17 years in prison, wrongly convicted of rape. The Columbian reports the county settled with 57-year-old Larry Davis, of Vancouver, and 49-year-old Alan Northrop, of Woodland, to end a federal lawsuit. County commissioners approved…

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